Alternatives to Forfivo XLDepression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, starting depression treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In some cases of severe depression, healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression). Light therapy (using a light box or another light source) may also be effective at treating depression related to seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
For most people, Forfivo XL is quite effective at treating depression. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative to Forfivo XL. Some examples of substitute depression medications include:
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
(Click Forfivo XL Alternatives to learn more. You can also click Dealing With Depression to learn about other ways for managing depression.)
What If I Take an Overdose on Forfivo XL?An overdose with Forfivo XL can lead to life-threatening complications. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
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